School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture

About

We educate the next generation of filmmakers, designers, artists and art educators, photographers, architects and researchers to impact society through their creative work and research.

Students at a table_photo by Unto Rautio

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Students working at a laptop

Studies and programmes

Studying at Aalto will challenge you, surprise you, and help you grow within your chosen field. Our excellent professors and hands-on approach puts you at the centre of your own education.

Students at the Aalto University Learning Centre, photo by Unto Rautio

Contact us

Find out more about us, our experts in art, design and architecture, or contact our management.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

News

Ilmakuva
Campus Published:

Changes in routes in Otaniemi, update 18.9.: Traffic on Puumiehenkuja continues

Route changes are due to construction work by Jokeri Light Rail and infrastructure maintenance work by City of Espoo. Work at some sites has already begun, and work on others starts in September
Timo Korkeamäki. Kuva: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen.
Appointments, Press releases Published:

Timo Korkeamäki appointed Dean of School of Business

Professor Korkeamäki joins Aalto from the Hanken School of Economics
Oona Ojala studied how the cultivation conditions of luxury products such as coffee and cocoa will evolve with climate change. Photo: Elisa Dametto
Studies Published:

Innovative Approach to Circular Economy

An innovative pilot course studied the circular economy, arts and systemic changes.
Aalto EIT Services Javor
Research & Art Published:

EIT Festival - 2nd October @Aalto

Welcome to the EIT Festival to discover EIT Innovation Communities in Finland!
Wood workshop photo by Unto Rautio

Studies and programmes

We train designers, architects, art scholars and teachers, filmmakers, hackers, and more.

Learn more about our study programmes

Students working at a laptop

Departments

Our areas of research are design, digital media, audiovisual representation, art, visual culture, architecture, as well as urban planning and design.

Explore the departments and their research

Students working together in front of Nokia flags, photo by Abigail Garbett

Collaboration

We maintain close ties with our alumni, employers, companies and communities.

Learn more about collaboration with us

Events

Iines Jakovlev: Hidden Lake Photo: Anne Kinnunen
Exhibitions and fairs

Fragile Water design exhibition at Helsinki Airport

The exhibition Fragile Water brings attention to our use of water.
CHEMARTS Summer school 2019
Exhibitions and fairs

Chemartsing with Bio-based Materials

CHEMARTS Summer School 2019 explored novel material solutions and their innovative applications
Designs for A Cooler Planet
Exhibitions and fairs

Designs for a Cooler Planet – Helsinki Design Week 2019

During September 2019, Aalto University's exhibition programme for Helsinki Design Week, titled 'Designs for a Cooler Planet' will introduce solutions for more sustainable lifestyles in Otaniemi
Critical Tide Seaweed Sculpture Oki naganode by Julia Lohmann photo: Noortje Knulst
Exhibitions and fairs

Critical Tide exhibition at the Design Museum’s Gallery

At a time of deep ecological crises, Critical Tide will open our eyes to the urgent issues our oceans face and showcase creative ways of intervening.

Aalto Showcase

Art and creativity is one of the main pillars at Aalto University. Aalto Showcase introduces to you what is going on in our galleries, tells you about public art at the university and the Aalto Artists-In Residence programme.

Visit Aalto Showcase!
Väre art works by Grönlund and Nisunen, Insight. Indoor photo of a staircase criss crossing the space with a skylight shedding light into the area.Photo: Aalto University / Mikko_Raskinen

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Aalto Arts and Design Cases
Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Where to find us

Väre

Address: Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Mon-Thu at 8.00-21.00, Fri at 8.00-20.00, Sat at 9.00-17.00.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

Undergraduate Centre

Address: Otakaari 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

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